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Sep 17

The Tao of Friday

Chapter LXIV is the most quotable chapters, and we get lines that are even famous in Western circles!  One of the other Tao masters used to use an analogy of butchers: the right butcher

Sep 10

The Tao of Friday

One of the few useful things I learned from the summer where I sold books door to door is how to break up the unbearable tasks into little chunks I could deal with.  Not

Sep 3

The Tao of Friday

A little bit of marketing going on in Chapter LXII.  Sorry for not writing much in the month of August.  Everything was so hectic!  I like this chapter because it really communicates the value

Aug 6

The Tao of Friday

I actually like the advice in Chapter LVI.  It’s a bit like a manual about how not to have a Cold War. When a country obtains great power, it becomes like the sea: all streams run downward

Jul 30

The Tao of Friday

I really hate to invoke Hitler or the Nazis into any conversation, particularly on posts on the Internet.  Typically, I invoke Godwin’s Law, which states: There is a direct correlation between length of an

Jul 23

The Tao of Friday

I’m thinking of skipping some of these.  Chapter LIX is more of the same. For governing a country well there is nothing better than moderation. The mark of a moderate man is freedom from his own ideas. Tolerant like